Cormac McCarthy’s Gnosticism

In First Things, Peter Leithart has a brief article on “Cormac McCarthy’s Gnosticism”:

Whatever the religious borrowings, McCarthy puts his sources to good literary use. Few writers are capable of the lush phantasmagoria of the battle scenes in Blood Meridian. Virtually no one is capable of switching gears from that to the stark unpunctuated minimalism of No Country for Old Men and The Road. He is the poet of our terrors and, no doubt, his own.

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